WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
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Williamsburg High School offers a good balance
of educational and extracurricular interests .
The student at Williamsburg is offered an ex-
cellent educational preparation for life . The
small enrollment of the school enables each
student to study in an intimate educational cli-
mate, for Williamsburg High School places
much importance on personal contact between
student and teacher. Each student at Williams-
burg is, above all, an individual.
The diversified activities in which students
may participate make the school unique for
its size. The extracurricular program offers
everything from debating to golf. A feeling of
"school spirit" contributes to the atmosphere
of the school. This feeling of loyalty to the
school is shown by participation in school
events, such as the Student Council carwash,
and vigorous support of school athletic teams.
An outsider would be conscious of a strong
feeling of school loyalty if he were to attend a
basketball game and hear the students cheering,
loudly when victorious, more quietly when the
game is lost. Pride in the school and in our
accomplishments is an important factor in
unifying Williamsburg High School.
R . L. E .
A concerned person is rare. Rarer still is a man who has the capacity
and the determination to concern himself with the ultimate welfare of
his fellow men. We are dedicating our yearbook to a person who has
never been too busy or too aloof to listen, to encourage, and to under-
stand, a person who has tried to focus our minds on the true meaning of
life, rather than its trivial aspects.
Students admire and strive to emulate a person who is not tied to his
textbook. In the classroom this man refused to restrict himself to any
curriculum. He is a teacher in the purest sense of the word, because he
set as his goal the enlightenment of each of his pupils.
If it is true that the real teacher is, at heart, an eternally inquisitive
student, then this man qualifies. His refreshing candor and selfless
devotion to his work has impressed each of us in a very person;) 1 way
With great admiration and deep appreciation we, the Class of L967,
dedicate our yearbook to Mr. Herbert Montebello.
Curriculum Prepares Student
The attorney for the prosecution gives up in despair as the attorney for the defense talks to the jury in the
business law class mock trial.
Typing students learn the proper form for business letters.
Mr. Montebello finds humor in
the intricacies of the United
States tax system.
for Successful Life after Graduation
I The curriculum at Williamsburg High School is divided into three parts . Students may
I pursue a college course, a general course, or a business course. All students study
English, but there the similarity ends. The college course offers preparation in aca-
demic subjects for the individual who intends to further his education in a two or four-
] year college. Courses in science, college preparatory mathematics, foreign languages,
I and history provide the college-bound individual with a strong foundation for continued
I The general course provides a good education for the individual who is not interested
in going on to college and does not aspire to a business career. Subjects such as gen-
eral mathematics, world history, and economic geography give the student a general
I knowledge of the world around him.
The business course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills nec-
essary to obtain clerical positions in business or government offices. Typing, book-
l keeping, and general business classes are balanced by courses in business law,
economics, and problems of democracy to provide the commercial student with a
There are several highlights in the business curriculum. This year the business law
class created a life-like court case and held a mock trial. Through this practical
application of the principles learned in class, business law became much more mean-
ingful to the students. Each year the problems of democracy class fills out practice
income-tax forms to prepare for life as tax-paying citizens.
The curriculum at Williamsburg offers courses to suit the needs of each individual,
and the faculty places great emphasis on adequately preparing each student for a
successful life after graduation.
Seniors studying English literature examine book on the Classicists.
The Students As Participants
Freshmen Pay Seniors Due Respect
The year wouldn't be com-
plete without the traditional
Freshman Initiation . After
attending classes for half a
day in an assortment of
weird costumes, the fresh-
men must suffer the
humility of attending the
Freshman Reception Dance.
This year's entertainment
was quite amusing. The
audience was treated to a
very original ballet executed
by a lithe freshmen boy, and
a charming rendition of "I'm
a Little Teapot" . There
were several other stunts
devised by the ingenious
seniors, among these a re-
lay race, won by the fresh-
man who could roll limburger
cheese with his nose the
fastest, and a blindfolded
jello -eating contest . The
evening ended with a dance .
Service Groups Hel
The Student Guides, Library Aides, and Audio-visual Aides make up the service
groups at Williamsburg High School. These groups are frequently overlooked, even
though their jobs are not only useful, but also essential to the proper functioning of
The Library Aides consist of students who devote every Wednesday to keeping the li-
brary in order. They perform such tasks as making overdue book lists, entering
books and magazines, keeping the shelves straightened, and moving books to provide
more space. Without their help, maintaining an efficient library available for the
whole student body would be much more difficult.
The Student Guides form a group of thirteen junior and senior boys stationed in the
halls of the high school between class periods. Here they direct traffic and deal with
any problems which might arise involving student behavior. The guides are also on
duty in the Anne T. Dumphy School at lunch and at assemblies to eliminate traffic
jams in the halls. Although Mr. Tonet is in charge of the group, the student guides
actually carry out their duties independently- -a good example of student responsibility. '■
Audio-visual Aides are: FIRST ROW: James O'Brien,
James Brisbois. SECOND ROW: Scott Davidson,
Mark Harry, Alan Deyette, Richard Loomis.
The Audio-visual Aides also work inde-
pendently, although Mr. Knight meets with
the group in the fall to train new members
or introduce new equipment. The aides
are available throughout the school year
to run any of the nine pieces of equipment
which the school owns, including two
movie projectors, two film strip projec-
tors, two record players, a tape recorder,
an overhead" projector, and an opaque
projector. Also, the aides are trained in
the use of the Polaroid camera. The
Audio-visual Aides play an obviously im-
portant part in school life.
Each member of these three
groups which serve the student
body during the school year
ought to be congratulated for
contributing much time and
energy, with no other reward
than the personal satisfaction of
a job well done.
Library Aides are: SEATED: Robert Ames, Barbara Holroyd,
Lucille Russell. STANDING: Alan Loughnan, William Brown.
:hool to Function Properly
FIRST ROW: Robert Wilson, James Wells, Curtis Mercier, Peter Gorham. SECOND ROW: Ed-
ward McCabe, Douglas Durham, Wayne Beebe, Richard Hillenbrand, Edgar Judd, Lawrence
West, Peter Montague, David Dewey.
Library Aide Lucille Russell straightens up
the book shelves.
Tuck in your shirt !
Junior Prom Is Well Attended
Would you believe a purple castle?
The queen is crowned.
"Camelot" was the theme of our Junior Prom. After
weeks of hard work, the decoration committee trans-
formed the gymnasium into a medieval castle, complete
with a moat and drawbridge. Colorful battle shields
and two lovely damsels in medieval dress added atmo-
sphere. The crowning of the queen was an eagerly
awaited event. Barbara Turner was chosen to reign,
having in her court Mary Ann Mocheski, Lynn Tornow,
Jane Parsons, and Dorothy Sylvester.
Latin Students Hold Roman Banquet
Modern Romans await refreshments.
Who will mix the drinks?
Paul gives the roll call.
The Latin Banquet of 1966 was held
last spring with all the splendor of
ancient Rome . The feast was dedicated
to Apollo, the god of the sun. The
evening was started with a sumptuous
meal of assorted meats, fruits, and
vegetables. After this, the king, Alan
Go lash, and the queen, Connie Sara-
fin, were crowned. Then, with Paul
Howes, the master of ceremonies,
presiding, the bloody gladiator fights
and chariot races were staged by the
Basketball Players and Cheerleader
The participation of the basketball players and cheerleaders typifies the spirit which
keeps our school alive. The boys on the basketball team learn good sportsmanship as
well as good basketball techniques during the long hours of after- school practice. The
cheerleaders also devote much of their own time after school to learn the cheers,
jumps, and pompon routines which have become so much a part of our basketball
games. The hard work of the players and cheerleaders does not go unappreciated,
however, for there is a keen interest in basketball in Williamsburg and surrounding
towns. The Bantams enjoy the enthusiastic support of the adult community as well as
the student body.
One of the most outstanding participants in our school is William Graves. Graves,
captain of the varsity basketball team, reached the one thousand point goal sought by
high school athletes who participate in basketball. Graves is the third player in the
history of the school to reach this goal. He was given the ball with which he scored
the one-thousandth point. He will also receive a plaque in honor of his achievement.
1/pify Spirit of Participation at Williamsburg
The Burgy beauty contest was a highlight of the pep rally.
William Graves was given the basketball with which he scored his one -thousandth point.
Dramatics Club Presents 'Christopher Bean"
Work and cooperation between both students and teachers led to a
fine presentation of THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN, by Sidney
Howard. Assisted by Mrs . Gervais, Mrs. Halberstadt directed
this comedy. She also advised the Props Committee and the Make-
up Committee, both of whom did a wonderful job. Aided by her
committee, Mrs. Curtis found costumes of the 1930's. making the
play seem very realistic. Mrs. Bart was in charge of publicity.
Even though the committees are essential, the production would
have been nothing without the cast, who braved the staring faces
of the audience and actually made the play a good one.
All actors must reht
Art dealer tries to hood\sink Dr. Haggett.
Abby serves breakfast.
Makeup committee created 1930 hair
Confusion reigns in the dressing room.
Makeup committee works diligently.
Mrs. Halberstadt is rewarded
for her patience.
The stage crew is the backbone of any
Basketball Banquet Honors Players and Cheerleaders
On April 8, 1967, the seven-
teenth annual Basketball Ban-
quet was held in the Anne T.
Dunphy cafeteria. Teachers,
parents, friends, and players
all enjoyed a wonderful meal.
After the meal everyone
laughed through the presenta-
tion of "gag" gifts by the boys
and girls basketball teams to
each other, and then enjoyed
the presentation of trophies
and awards .
Marilyn Menard, Sylvia Culver,
Margaret Clark, Carla Swanda,
Gloria Rapalee, Barbara Kajka,
and Judith Banister, senior bas-
ketball players, were awarded
trophies, and senior manager,
Kathleen Bisbee received a
Senior boys honored this year
were Richard Hillenbrand,
Wayne Beebe, Ahmed Sofi, and
Michael Eaton. Richard Hillen-
brand and Robert Wilson were
awarded plaques for placing
first and second respectively
in the foul shooting playoff,
and Richard Hillenbrand will
also have his name inscribed on the W. Malcolm Heath Memorial Plaque for having
the best foul shooting average during the season. For the first time, senior cheer-
leaders were awarded trophies. Receiving cheering trophies were Kate Frost,
Barbara Turner, and Lynda Childs . Connie Sarafin was named captain of next
year's cheering squad.
Ahmed Sofi received an auto-
graphed basketball to take back
to Morocco with him.
"I hope my wife likes
Coach Tonet didn't quite know what to do
with his flowered earplugs.
The Students in Organizations
play an important
part in our school,
a student dress
Student Council Initiates Many Changes
SEATED: FIRST ROW: Curtis Mercier, Timothy Daggett, Herbert Hale,
Sylvia Culver, Joan Gagnon, Harold Warner, Carlotta Rustemeyer. SECOND
ROW: David Dewey, Barbara Turner, Linda Munson. STANDING: Ronald
Bachand, Gilbert Christopher, James Brown, Alfred Cone, Edward Parsons.
The Student Council serves as a vital link
between the student body and the faculty.
This year's council has been particularly
successful in providing the communication
necessary to form this link. Students are
now well -informed of council activities
because the minutes of all meetings are
posted on the bulletin boards. Student
suggestions have precipitated many inno-
vations in school policy. This year's
council presented to the administration a
new, more liberal dress code. The Stu-
dent Council made it possible for hunters
with their parents' permission to have one
day off from school during deer season.
Accomplishments such as these character-
ize the L966-1967 Student Council.
Interested students ex imine new rules brought
about by Student Council action.
Foreign Aid Program Is Debate Topic
STANDING: Cynthia Davidson, Gilbert Christopher, Herber Hale, Curtis Mercier. SEATED:
Betsy Feiker, James Edwards, Edward Parsons, Jonathan Montague.
[Debater Cindy Davidson examines material on this year's
The Debate Team, under the direction
of Mr. Herbert Montebello, has taken
part in several debate tournaments
this year. With six novice debaters
and only two varsity, the team is
slightly hampered by inexperience.
However, the members have done a
great deal of research to prepare
themselves to debate this year's topic:
Resolved: That the foreign aid program
of the United States should be limited
to non-military assistance.
National Honor Society Seeks To Promote Scholarship
SEATED: Kathleen Bisbee, Linda Munson, Curtis Mercier, Cory Stout, Judith Banister, and Rebecca
Ells. STANDING: Marsha Skwira, Gloria Rapalee, Lucille Russell, Kathleen Frost.
The Williamsburg Chapter of the National Honor Society was
organized in 1965. The object of this society is to create an
enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render
service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the
development of character in all students of Williamsburg High
School. Membership in the Chapter is based upon Scholarship,
Service, Leadership, and Character. A student is selected to
become a member of the National Honor Society in his junior
year if he has achieved an average of eighty-five or better after
two and one-half years and if he has displayed the other three
qualities. Membership is provisional; the student must maintain
an eighty-five average. This year's society is planning its sec-
ond book sale. The proceeds will be used to present a scholar-
ship to a deserving senior at graduation.
Glee Club Presents H.M.S. PINAFORE
FIRST ROW: Judith Connell, Joanne Cumm. SECOND ROW: Michael Harry, Brian Rapalee.
THIRD ROW: Hans Weit. FOURTH ROW: Cynthia Davidson, Edward Parsons. FIFTH ROW:
Timothy Daggett, Paul Howes.
Last year under a new music instructor, Mrs. Roberta Cowell,
the Glee Club was reorganized into the after school chorus. The
music group, which had previously met during school time for a
regular period on Friday, now meets twice a week for an hour
and a half after school. The chorus is made up of about forty
members who meet to enjoy themselves and perform to entertain
others. The group has sung at various assemblies, for the
Mother's Club, and at senior graduation. But their major en-
deavor was to perform the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, H.M.S.
PINAFORE. This libretto, consisting of two acts, is not only a
love story, but also a spoof on the British Navy. As in most
Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, true love finds a way, and all
live "happily ever after." The main characters were portrayed
by Hans Weit, Cynthia Davidson, Edward Parsons, Joanne Cumm,
Michael Harry, Brian Rapalee, Judy Connell, Timothy Daggett,
and Paul Howes .
Tattler and Press Club Members Work Diligentl
Deadlines must be met.
Students devote much time to the Tattler.
Many students read and enjoy the Tat-
tler, but few of them actually under-
stand the methods used in putting it
together. Because of the limited budget
with which the staff works, most of the
pictures used in the yearbook are taken
by the student photographers . Students
donate their own time to write articles
for the various divisions of the book.
The articles are then proofread. Dur-
ing study halls, members of the staff
plan the page layouts, using the
articles and pictures . Multiples of
eight of these sheets have to be sent
to the printer by certain dates . To
the staff, it seems that everything falls
due all of a sudden, and there is much
chaos in the Tattler office on the day
before a deadline . However, with the
help and guidance of the advisor, Mrs.
Marie Packard, all work is completed
and deadlines are met .
The Press Club serves a very import-
ant purpose at Williamsburg High
School . This literary group, led by
Mrs. Marjorie McKusick, is respon-
sible for the school news columns
which appear in the DAILY HAMPSHIRE
GAZETTE. All class secretaries and
other interested students are assigned
to cover important school functions,
and Press Club members take turns
combining these stories into interest-
ing newspaper articles . Through the
efforts of this organization, communi-
cation is maintained between the school
and surrounding communities .
Michael Eaton keeps up on school news.
throughout the School Year
Members of the Press Club are Donald Gray, Herbert Hale, Susan Sylvester, Sylvia
Culver, Joanne Lawler, and Paula Pavelcysk.
Members of the Tattler staff are: FIRST ROW: Sylvia Culver, Gloria Rapalee, Kath-
leen Frost, Rebecca Ells, Kathleen Bisbee. SECOND ROW: Marsha Skwira, Barbara
Turner, Marilyn Menard, Lucille Russell, Linda Munson. THIRD ROW: Philip Webb,
Edward McCabe, Douglas Ferrante, Edgar Judd, Douglas Durham, Peter Montague,
Varsity Girls End Season with I 3-2 Record
GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL SCOR
FIRST ROW: Denise Bickford, Manager; Marilyn Menard, Co-captain; Sylvia
Culver, Co-captain; Kathleen Bisbee, Manager. SECOND ROW: Peggy Clark,
Barbara Kajka, Judith Banister, Carla Swanda. THIRD ROW: Gloria Rapalee,
Eileen Gromelski, Dawn Ford, Donna Thackeray, Gloria Bushee, Jean
The 1966-67 girls basketball team under
Coach Evelyn Kmit ended the season with a
fabulous record of thirteen wins and two
losses. Speed, height, teamwork, and good
coaching proved to be the greatest assets to
this year's team, as was shown in games
against our most difficult rivals, St. Mi-
chael's and Amherst.
For a second year the Burgy girls were
invited to participate in the Western Massa-
chusetts Girls Tournament. The first game
was a victory against Smith Academy whom
they had already played during the season.
The team went into the semi-finals against
Pioneer, but was defeated in a well-played
This year graduation will take seven play-
ers: four forwards, Marilyn Menard, Peggy
Clark, Carla Swanda, and Gloria Rapalee;
and three guards, Sylvia Culver, Barbara
Kajkn, and Judith Banister. With their ex-
perience the juniors should do well in next
Junior Varsity Girls Have a Remarkable Season
FIRST ROW: Joyce Pash, Joy Nietsche, Barbara Sarafin, Jean Pomeroy, Theresa Vayda, Susan Ingellis, Jean
Clark. SECOND ROW: Lianne Cone, Judith Connell, Jo-Ann Healy, Debra Beebe, Sandra Graves, Miriam
Graves, Dale Dextraze, Mary Lou Sanderson, Diane Dextraze, Carol Jenkins, Manager.
NIOR VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
St. Michael's '
This year the girls' Junior Varsity basket-
ball team, with Mrs. Evelyn Kmit coach-
ing, enjoyed a very successful season,
winning ten games and losing only one.
The freshmen and sophomores did an ex-
cellent job, exhibiting keen competition,
good teamwork and sportsmanship. Having
junior high girls playing to gain experience
proves a valuable asset to subsequent
teams . Since they demonstrated enough
skill this year to keep up with the older
girls, we are confident that in the next
few years they will be very valuable to our
Cross Country Team Enj.
The cross country team enjoyed its best season since 1961 despite a rather poor sta]
finishing with a 7-3 overall mark. In league competition a 5-3 record resulted in a
third place tie with Holyoke in the Northern Division. After winning an independent
meet at Belchertown 19-44. the team lost three successive meets to the strongest
teams in the Northern Division before shutting out Frontier Regional. The team then
went on to win six dual meets in a row, including another shoutout over Belchertown
and a rewarding 21-37 victory over arch -rival Northampton. Those two shoutouts we]
the first in cross country history at Williamsburg High School.
In the Western Massachusetts Regional Meet at the University of Massachusetts, Burg
took some sting out of its early season defeats, finishing in a third place tie with Tun
ers Falls, the best showing for Burgy in the four year history of the meet. Warren
Messeck and Bill Graves both won silver medals for the second year in a row, and
placed third and seventeenth respectively.
For the first time in school history an athletic team participated in state competition
as Warren Messeck and Bill Graves placed sixth and forty-seventh respectively in a
field of 188 runners in Class E in the State Cross Country meet in Boston. It is hoped
that continued interest and improvement will allow the entire team to participate in
Consistant point winners in dual meet competition were Warren Messeck, who was 9-
individually for the season, Bill Graves, Dave Graves, Jim Taylor, and Pete Gorham
Only Bill Graves and Ahmed Sofi of Morocco won't be returning next year, which gives 1
the team an excellent outlook for 1967 provided that the anticipated improvement of
the JV squad becomes a reality.
The team relaxes after an exciting meet.
FIRST ROW: Peter Hale, Richard Hutchins,
David McCutcheon, Brian Rapalee, Philip
Graves, SECOND ROW: Alan Golash, Ah-
med Sofi, James Taylor, William Graves,
and David Graves. Absent were Peter Gor-
ham, Donald Gray, John Dufresne, Paul
Elms and Tim Daggett.
sBest Season Since 1961
at the TJniver
Messeck and Bill
1 W. Messeck
1 W. Messeck
2 W. Graves
3 D. Graves
4 J. Taylor
5 P. Gorham
1 W. Messi
1 W. Messeck
6 W. Graves
4 J. Taylor
7 J. Taylor
5 W. Graves
S D. Grave:
6 D. Graves
9 P. Corhar-.
7 A. Golash
1 W. .Messeck
1 W. Messeck
7 J. Taylor
3 W. Graves
8 W. Graves
4 D. Graves
10 P. Gorham
5 J. Taylor
12 D. Graves
8 P. Gorham
t i ' '.' nisburg
1 W. Messeck
4 W. Graves
2 W. Messeck
6 J. Taylor
3 W. Graves
9 D. Graves
5 D. Graves
12 P. Gorham
6 P. Gorham
7 J. Taylor
1 VV. Messeck
1 W. Messeck
3 D. Graves
4 J. Taylor
5 P. Gorham
3 W. Graves
4 D. Graves
5 P. Gorham
10 J. Tavlor
Varsity Boys Have Close Season
FIRST ROW: Peter Golash, Robert Wilson, Alan Golash, Ahmed Sofi, Michael Eaton. SECOND ROW: Manager
Brian Rapalee, Wayne Beebe, Warren Messeck, Lawrence West, Richard Hillenbrand, David Dewey, Manager
Varsity Basketball Scores --Boys
Foul Foul Rebounds Personals
Shots Shots Att.
As of 20 games
Junior Varsity Boys Achieve I 5-3 Record
FIRST ROW: Ronald Bachand, James Vile, Thomas Hillenbrand. SECOND
ROW: John Dufresne, Paul Elmes, George Lavalle, James Taylor. THIRD
ROW: Richard Hutchins, David Graves, James Cernak, David Bachand.
1966-67 Jr. Varsity
hots Foul Shots A tt. Personals Total Pts.
TOTALS 378 191
OPPONENT 237 135
As of 18 games Won 15
Junior Varsity Basketball Scores
Boys (15-3 Record)
Cheerleaders Promote School Spirit
FIRST ROW: Charlene Sylvester, Kathleen Frost, Cynthia Blanchet.
SECOND ROW: Joanne Lawler, Cheryl Tiley. THIRD ROW: Barbara
Turner, Lynda Childs. FOURTH ROW: Constance Sarafin.
Basketball games would be lifeless without the cheerleaders . These girls devote
many hours to practicing and perfecting new cheers and pom-pom routines.
Through their hard work, the cheerleaders have developed a spirited squad of
which Williamsburg High School can be proud.
FIRSI ROW: Beverly Parsons, Joan Gagnon, Susan Sylvester. SECOND ROW:
Charlene Parrow, Susan Kellogg. THIRD ROW: Irene Culver, Nancy Turner,
Amy Rapalee, Elizabeth Beauprc.
Golf Team Shows Considerable Golfing Maturity
FIRST ROW: Ronald Bachand, Michael Pelissier, Thomas Pelissier. SECOND
ROW: Thomas Vachula, David Bachand, David Matuewezski, David Stone.
This was only the second year that the Golf Team
was in existence . Although the team was young
in both age and experience, they showed consid-
erable golfing maturity . It is expected that the
team will give Williamsburg High School a fine
name as a formidable golfing competitor .
SCHOOL WILLIAMSRi 'RO
At Smith Academy
TOTAL WON- -3
Ronald Bachand shines up his golf clubs in
eager anticipation of spring.
Baseball Team Has Successful Season
FIRST ROW: James Taylor, William Graves, Donald Gray, Anthony Seymour, Roger Clark, George LaValley,
John Dufresne, Robert Wilson, and Michael Eaton. SECOND ROW: Captain Kenneth Stone, John Bisbee, Edwartl
Skwira, Robert Otis, Coach Earl Tonet, Wayne Beebe, Timothy Daggett, James Brown, and Charles Norris.
Absent: David Dewey
Softball Teams Wins 4, Loses 2
■ FIRST ROW: Susan Sylvester, Nancy Turner, Judy Connell, Janice Donovan, Beverly Parsons, Irene Lindemann.
' SECOND ROW: Judy Banister, Marsha Skvvira, Gloria Rapalee, Margaret Clark, Susan Otis, Susan Healy, Dale
I Dextraze, Joanne Healy, Lianne Cone. THIRD ROW: Denise Bickford, Madelyn Breen, Dorothy Sylvester, Jean
Pomeroy, Sandra Pegg, Susan Kellogg, Gloria Bushee, Sydney Williston.
Judy Connell winds up for the pitch.
Science Club and Glee Club Provide Opportunities for Enrichment
The Science Club was
reorganized this year
under the direction of
Mr. George Munroe
and Mr. James Choate,
faculty advisors. The
club offers opportuni-
ties for further study
and research in the
field of science for
Members working on
receive qualified ad-
vice and are allowed
to use all laboratory
films and field trips
are also offered. On
the agenda is a field
trip to the Yankee
Atomic Plant in Rowe, Massachusetts. Tentatively scheduled are trips to Pro-
phy-lac-tic Brush Company in Florence, Massachusetts, or to Stanley Home Products
in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Members of the Science Club are Paula Pavelcsyk, William Brown, Gilbert
Christopher, James Brisbois, Judy Connell, and Brian Rapalee.
The Glee Club gives
students with an in-
terest in music the
chance to take part in
group singing. Under
the direction of Mrs.
Roberta Cowell, this
choral group entertains
the student body at
leads the carol singing
at the Christmas as-
sembly, and provides
the music at gradua-
^ 4 r ~i H
Members of the Glee Club are: SEATED: Kathleen Bisbee. FIRST ROW: Linda
Rhoades, Carla Barrett, Mary Allen, Sylvia Shea, JoAnn Cumm, Susan
Brown, Amy Rapalee, Tracy Putnam, Carolyn Judd, Susan Rocheleau, Judy
Connell, Sylvia Culver, Michael Harry, Hans Weit, Brian Rapalee, John
Clark, David Shea. SECOND ROW: Kathleen Brunner, Amy Edwards, Linda
Munson, Deborah Montague, Sandy Graves, Betsy Feiker, Kathleen Mougin,
Lucille Russell, Cynthia Davidson, Larry West.
Model Congress delegates are Gilbert Christopher, Cynthia Davidson,
Betsy Feiker, and James Edwards.
Each year several students are given the opportunity to learn more about their gov-
ernment as delegates to the annual Model Congress or as a Student Government Day
representative. The Twenty -seventh Annual Model Congress was held at American
International College at Springfield on March 31 and April 1, 1967. The Model Con-
gress is designed to simulate conditions as they exist in American legislature. The
students attending submit their bills, discuss and amend them in legislative commit-
tees, and later debate them on the floors of the Senate and House of Representatives
where a final vote is taken. The Williamsburgh High School delegates this year are
Cynthia Davidson, James Edwards, Betsy Feiker, and Gilbert Christopher. These
delegates probed the efficiency of all the government spending committees now in
operation. At the Model Congress, the delegates introduced a bill to establish a com-
mittee to eliminate unnecessary federal spending, thus preventing any deficit increase
in government spending.
Curtis Mercier was selected by Princi-
pal Paul R. Knight to represent Wil-
liamsburg High School at the Twentieth
Annual Student Government Day held on
April 7, 1967. The representatives con-
duct proceedings in the same manner as
the General Court. Names are drawn
from the Governor's Glass Bowl to se-
lect Massachusetts executives such as
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attor-
ney General, Senators, Representatives,
and various legislative committees.
These committees hear proposed bills
in the morning, prior to afternoon de-
c . , . r. „ ~ . _ _. ,, bate in the House and Senate Sessions.
Student Government Day representative is Curtis Mercier.
Judy Banister is winner of the Betty Crocker Award.
Two awards are given each year to outstanding senior girls at Williamsburgh High
School. One of these is for proficiency in homemaking--the Betty Crocker Award;
the other is for excellence in citizenship- -the D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award. On
December 6, 1966, senior girls at Williamsburgh High School took an examination
as part of General Mills' Betty Crocker Search for Scholarship program. This test
probes the basic domestic skills and academic achievement of these girls. By ad-
ministering this test, General Mills seeks to give young women a deeper appreciation
and understanding of the American home. Judy Banister, as high scorer in the test,
becomes Williamsburg High School's Homemaker of Tomorrow, and receives a charm
to signify her achievement .
The D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award is presented to a senior girl of outstanding
character. The senior students first select
by vote three girls who exhibit salient traits
of dependability, service, leadership, and
patriotism. From these three girls the high
school faculty selects one who becomes Good
Citizen for her school. This year's Good
Citizen is Rebecca Ells.
D. A. R. Good Citizen is Rebecca Ells.
FRONT ROW: Terri Deyette, Carol Jenkins, Sandra Graves, Marie Durant,
Eileen Loud, Diane Dextraze, Caroline Madison, Betsy Feiker. SECOND
ROW: Steven Healy, John Kroll, Richard Loomis, James Edwards, Daniel
McCarthy, Wayne Heideman, John Dufresne. THIRD ROW: Timothy Mc-
Carthy, Dennis Leamy, Douglas Johnson, Dennis LaValley, Thomas Hillen-
brand, Richard Hutchins, Paul Elmes.
FIRST ROW: Grace Bigelovj
Cynthia Buzzee, Gloria Be-
noit, Deborah Church,
Deborah Cranston, Nan
Christenson. SECOND ROW
Daniel Boyer, Carrie
Crampton, Cynthia David
son, Terry Browne, Mary
Delisle, Steve Brown. THII
ROW: Ronald Bachand,
Myron Clapp, Kenneth
Chi Ids, Gilbert Christopher
Gary Bisbee, Gary Carver,
FIRST ROW: Sandra Pittsinger, Sylvia Shea, Deborah Montague, Evalene
Stout, Joyce Pash, Kathleen Mougin, Maureen Roberts, Bonnie Mercier.
SECOND ROW: Patrica Tiley, Susan Sylvester, Patricia Watling, Amy
Rapalee, Nancy Turner, Beverly Parsons, Nancy Loud, MaryLou Sander-
son, Barbara Sarafin, Hope Vogel. THIRD ROW: Brian Thackary, John
Nute, John Otis, James Vile, Jonathan Montague, Richard Witheral, James
Ross, Charles Parsons, William Packard, David McCutcheon.
3ii liophomore Classes
FIRST ROW: Joyce Fountain, Marlene Adair, Lucille Kelly, Christine Allen,
Susan Kellogg, Michal Brown, Irene Culver, Judith Connell, Barbara Holy-
royd, Medora Clifford. SECOND ROW: JoAnne Healy, Mary Inge His, Peter
Golash, Herbert Hale, Timothy Daggett, Donald Gray, Thomas Jenkins,
Lannie Cone, Elaine Clark, Dale Dextraze. THIRD ROW: Raryn Bauver,
Allen LePalm, Dennis Lake, Robert Beebe, Leo Aloisi, Lynn Harry, George
LaVallee, David Bachand. David Graves, Joseph Desmarais, Elizabeth Hull.
FIRST ROW: Joelle O'Brien, Marilyn Messeck, Suzanne Rocheleau, Diane
Warner, Charlene Parrow, Eleanor Thibault, Kathleen Malone, Jean Pome-
roy, Nancy Pittsinger. SECOND ROW: Thomas Pelissier, Edward Parsons,
Kenneth Parsons, Victor Wilson, Arthur Smith, Brian Rapalee, Gary Moran,
David Matuewezski, Douglas Vile. THIRD ROW: William Lockwood, Robert
Pomeroy, William Shaw, Edward Skwira, Thomas Vachula, Paul Sanderson,
Richard Turner, Charles Norris, Robert Scott.
FIRST ROW: Katharine King, Constance Sarafin, Cheryl Tiley, Joanne Lawler, Eileen Quigley, Lindsay Mosher,
Paula Pavelcsyk, Cynthia Stone, Carolyn Judd, Joy Martin, and Sandra Pegg. SECOND ROW: Charlene Sylvester,
Michael Pelissier, Henry Nietsche, David Stone, Paul Howes, Robert Rocheleau, Robert Wilson, and Ann Kel-
logg. THIRD ROW: Patricia Warner, Edwin Webb, Donna Thackeray, James O'Brien. Roy LaValley, Mahlon
Parsons, Paul Hathaway, Larry West, Alan Loughnan, Mark Johnson, Kenneth Taylor, Warren Messeck, Jean
Rustemeyer, and Sharon Loom is.
When seniors are measured for caps and gowns, they realize that soon they
will pass through the doors of Williamsburg High School for the last time.
JUDITH WELLS BANISTER
Basketball 1,2, 3,4; Drill Team 1,
2; Glee Club lj Softball 2,3; Co-
RITA ROSE BALISE
Chorus 3; Dramatics 3,4; Glee
DAVID ROBERT BEAUDOIN
Glee Club 1; Treasurer 4.
ALAN HAROLD ADAIR
WAYNE ROBERT BEEBE
Baseball 1, 2, 3, Co-captain 4;
Basketball 1,2,3,4; Glee Club 1.
This page is made possible through the contribution of
KATHLEEN ELLA BISBEE
Basketball Manager 2,3,4; Chorus
3,4; Glee Club 1,2; Tattler Staff
LYNDA LOUISE CHILDS
Cheerleader 1,2,3,4; Chorus 3;
Glee Club 1; Secretary 1; Treas-
JAMES ERNEST BRISBOIS
Audio-visual Aide 2, 3; Assistant
NANCY DIANE BUFFUM
Drill Team 1,2; Highlight Staff 2.
CAREY BATEMAN BROWN
JANE ELLEN CLARK
Drill Team 1.
MARGARET LOUISE CLARK
Basketball 1,2,3,4; Drill Team
2; Softball 1,2,3, Co-captain 4.
SYLVIA JEAN CULVER
Basketball 1,2,3, Co-captain 4;
Chorus 3,4; Glee Club 1; Press
Club 3,4; Secretary 4; Student
Council Vice-president 4; Vice-
ALFRED GEORGE CONE
Baseball Manager 2; Basketball 2,
3; Cross Country Manager 3; Sci-
ence Club 2; Student Council 2,3,
DOUGLAS CLARKE DURHAM
Debating 1; Dramatics Staff 2,3,
4; Student Guide 4; Science Club
2,3; Tattler Staff 4.
Baseball 1,2, 3, Co-captain 4;
LINDA ELLEN ELDRED
Drill Team 2.
DOUGLAS PERRY FERRANTE
KATHLEEN RUTH FROST
Cheerleader 1,2,3, Captain 4;
Dramatics Staff 1,3; Highlight
Staff 2; Student Council 2,3; Tat-
tler Staff 4.
REBECCA LOUISE ELLS
Cheerleader 1,3, Co-captain 2;
Dramatics Staff 1,2,3,4; Glee
Club 1; Historian 1,4; National
Honor Society 3,4; Press Club 2,
3; Secretary 2,3; Student Council
Secretary 2,3; Tattler Editor 4.
ROBERT LOUIS HATHAWAY
Dramatics 2,3; Glee Club 1; Sci-
ence Club 1 .
BARBARA ROSE KAJKA
Basketball 1,2,3,4; Chorus 3; Drill
EDWARD JOSEPH McCABE
Audio-visual Aide 2, 3, 4; Drama-
tics 3; Science Club 2,3; Tattler
Sports Editor 4; Student Guide 4;
Tattler Staff 3; Vice-president 3.
GERALD DOUGLAS LASHWAY
Dramatics 2; Student Guide 3; Vice-
president 1 .
STEPHEN LEADORE LA VALLEY
Glee Club 2; Science Club 4.
DELPHINE ANN McDONOUGH
Drill Team 1,2; Glee Club 1; Hi;
light Staff 2.
MARILYN LEIGH MENARD
Basketball 1,2,3, Co-captain 4;
Drill Team 2; Glee Club 1; Tattler
CURTIS ROGER MERCIER
Cross Country 3; Dramatics 4;
Debating 4; Glee Club 1; National
Honor Society 3,4; President 3,4;
Student Council President 4; Stu-
dent Guide 3,4; Tattler Staff Man-
PETER EDWARD MONTAGUE
Basketball 3; Student Guide 4.
WALTER HOWARD MORREY
LINDA SUSAN MUNSON
National Honor So-
ciety 3, 4.
Glee Club 1,2
EVELYN GRACE NEWCOMB
Glee Club 1.
GLORIA BETH RAPALEE
Basketball 2,3,4; Highlight Staff 1;
National Honor Society 3,4; Press
Club 3; Science Club 3; Softball 2,
3,4; Tattler Staff 4.
LUCILLE ALICE RUSSELL
Dramatics Staff 4; Glee Club 1,2,
3, 4; Library Aide 2, 3, 4; National
Honor Society 3,4; Tattler Staff 4.
MARSHA THERESA SKWIRA
Drill Team 1,2; Glee Club 1;
Historian 2; National Honor So-
ciety 3,4; Softball 2,3,4; Tattler
ANTHONY DONALD SEYMOUR
Baseball 1,2,3,4; Cross Country 2.
LINDA JEAN SLAVAS
PHILIP WILLIAM RUSSELL
Glee Club 1.
CORY LEE STOUT
Glee Club 1; Science Club 1,4;
National Honor Society 3,4; Tat-
tler Staff 4.
CARLA JOAN SWANDA
Basketball 1,2,3,4; Drill Team 2;
Glee Club 1,3; Highlight Staff 2;
Historian 3 .
JAMES F. WELLS
Glee Club 1.
BARBARA LOU TURNER
Cheerleader 3,4; Co-captain 2;
Dramatics Staff 1,2,3,4; Glee
Club 1; Highlight Staff 1,2; Stu-
dent Council 4; Tattler Staff 4.
PETER GRAY WARREN
Debating 1; Science Club 2.
PHILIP OTIS WEBB
Science Club 1; Tattler Assistant
MOULAY AHMED SOFI
Basketball 4; Cross Country 4.
HANS JOACHIM WEIT
OUR SENIOR CLASS
Senior class officers are Curtis Mercier, David Beaudoin, Rebecca Ells,
Douglas Ferrante, and Sylvia Culver.
Faculty Sees Many Changes
This year at Williamsburg High School has
been a very unusual one because of the
many changes that were made in the
Mr. Reddington, who had been our super in -
tendant for the past ten years, left, and
Mr. Buss, our principal for the last four
years, was promoted to Mr. Reddington 's
previous office. As a favor to the school
and the town of Williamsburg, Mr. Tonet
acted as principal until the school com-
mittee could appoint a permanent principal.
In the first part of November, Mr. Knight,
a former member of the mathematics de-
partment, was ap-
pointed principal . Mr-.
Tonet then went back
to his coaching and
teaching. Both faculty
and students are to be
commended for their
effort in keeping things
during this period.
Mrs. Ann Graves,
Mr. George Feiker,
Mr. Earl Tonet,
Mrs. Marjorie Mc-
Kusick, Mr. Herbert
Mr. Earl Tonet
Mrs. Roberta Cowell
Physical Education Department:
Mrs. Evelyn Kmit, Mr. David Grills, Mr. Earl Tonet
Mr. George Mo •
Mr. Arnold Matz, Mrs.
Mrs. Hilda DeNood
Mr. Earl Tonet
Mrs. Eleanor Bart, Mrs. Frances Grinnell
..Mr. Bernard Tobin
Mrs. Marie Packard, Mrs. Barbara Gervais, Mrs.
Jrowjn's Sod a S
My£on Clark, JkaJdin
: Culver Real iM.iic
V. H. Gra\
ningway Imuranee. Com pa
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Hosier 1 ! je Store
I UlK'll I'.ox
id Mrs. Leslie Packard
liamaburg Fuel Company
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liamsfcupg Sn*ek Bar ■
twiaivs variety Market
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